bears

Ban unsporting hunting practice

Using packs of dogs to chase bears and bobcats through the woods, only to be shot off a tree branch at point-blank range is cruel, unsporting and out-of-step with Californians’ v ...

Be ready when bears come

Re: ?Bear spotted on Terrace Street,? (Journal May 1): I agree that trash cans should be put outside in the morning in case of rummaging animals. It is common for bears to be spott ...

Putting down bears is wrong

Before I start, let me say I was raised in Northern Minnesota and learned gaming has its benefits but also preservation does, too. That being said, shame on the game warden that s ...

Loomis couple wishes bears well

Regarding the recent Loomis bear issue, I feel compelled to set the record straight and provide clarification regarding our frequently cited encounter with the family of black bear ...

Bear extermination not the answer

The Oct. 26 Journal article, “Bears roam around Loomis,” presented two particular points of interest. The first was the actual photographs of the mother bear and her cubs. The ...

Game warden holds out hope for troublesome bear family

After calls poured into the Placer County Sheriff’s Office as a family of wayward bears wandered into Roseville over the weekend, Fish and Game officials now hope they’ll stay ...

Be bear-smart in the canyon

I like having bears in the canyon, but people have to take more caution to protect themselves and the bears (Journal, Sept. 22). People should put the trash out when they need to, ...

Blame people, not any bears

Over the years, especially during pre-dawn outings, I’ve been privileged to see dozens of bears, foxes, skunks, coyotes, bobcats and mountain lions on the streets of Auburn. They ...

Bears have had it up to here

I believe you made a mistake in your headline of Sept. 22. It should have read, “Bruins frustrated over uninvited humans.” Roger Perkins, Auburn

City residents frustrated over unwelcome furry friends

Residents on an Auburn city street have concerns about some recent neighborhood visitors. Auburnites on Oak View Terrace off Auburn Folsom Road have seen or witnessed the after ef ...

Bears sighted in Bowman area of Auburn

Two bold bear cubs found a source of drinking water on a Bowman-area resident’s deck during the Fourth of July weekend. The cubs wandered into the yard of Jeanette and Norm Yetk ...

Group hosting bear education

Local residents can get an education in living harmoniously with bears at an upcoming meeting. The Sierra Club Placer Group is scheduled to host its general meeting at 7 p.m. Sept ...

Just don’t feed the bears

Re: “Bear breaks into house,” (Journal, Aug. 26). I think it is the people’s fault for feeding the bear in the first place. Come on, people! Common sense! It’s a wild an ...

Co-existing with nature can mean bear encounters

Here in the foothills of Placer County, just north of Auburn, we live with the wild animals, those that roam the rim of the American River Canyon. Even though we are less than a mi ...

Bears roar from hibernation

When Josh Bradley’s ex-girlfriend got pregnant in 2001, the Roseville High grad had to sacrifice playing football at Sierra College to enter the tile business fulltime. Unwilling ...